Crown Castle tower activity ramps up in Q2, municipality backlogs bog down small cell construction

Fierce Wireless reported on Crown Castle’s Q2 earnings, noting the company has boosted its yearly guidance after its tower leasing activity increased in the second quarter. The article includes commentary from CEO Jay Brown, who states "Our current tower leasing activity is our highest in more than a decade and we believe this level of activity will carry into next year."

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North Little Rock Notebook

Crown Castle was approved a special use permit to replace an old tower approximately 59 feet from an existing cell tower in a unanimous vote to build a cell tower in North Little Rock (AK). The old cell tower will be removed within 90 days of the proposed tower, according to the ordinance.

Crown Castle Pitches in to Oust Unwanted Vultures

Crown Castle is working with Shelbyville (TN) Public Works Director Buck Vallad to develop a plan to deter the vultures taking over the local cell tower, disrupting store owners and residents. The article states, “Since the local cell tower is a favorite haunt, Crown Castle has been in t...

Cramer’s lightning round: Buy the stock of Boeing

CNBC’s “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer answered callers’ stock questions, including one on whether or not to invest in American Tower stock. Cramer responded, “I like Crown Castle more. ... The reason why AMT’s going down is because, like Crown Castle, it trades...

Council OKs Higher Towers In Split Vote

The Ocean City (MD) council voted to approve modifications to five small cell towers to accommodate the growing demand for 5G, despite rising concerns over the amount of equipment the poles would house. Crown Castle Government Relations Specialist Trey Spear said the company was cognizant of t...

Town cashes in on cell tower extension atop Pioneer Park

Crown Castle unveiled a 20-foot tower extension in La Conner (WA), where it can now take on additional carriers and provide better reception and service to customers. “It doesn’t look too bad,” said Mayor Ramon Hayes, “especially when you consider the benefit the town r...

Flagpole update: New pole to be built, antennae moving to Pilgrim Church steeple

Following disapproval from vocal residents about unauthorized changes to a flagpole in the historic district of Southborough (MA), Crown Castle proposed building a new pole 15 feet from the original one to enable AT&T cell service for customers in town.

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